Ashby Gap Adventures


Scenic and Historic River trips in the DC Area

ASHBY GAP COVID-19 MESSAGE: Friends, Ashby Gap has opened carefully as of June 1st and have been running trips seven days a week. Thank you for your patience. We overhauled our operations to provide more options for private family, or group trips and methods to reduce everyone's chances of virus transmission. The rivers are an amazing place to find some peace away from our compressed lives. Please email or call to begin scheduling some time on the river

We Do Everything For You

There are a number of great river outfitters in the Shenandoah Valley, but Ashby Gap Adventures is the ONLY full-service outfitter. That means we can do it all for you:

  • if you want to relax instead of paddle then we can row your group down the river
  • If you want an active trip you can kayak or paddle the raft with our guide
  • If you want to camp riverside we can provide the gear, set up camp, make the meals, do the driving
  • If you want Education, Birding, Ecology or History our guides can share an amazing array of information with you
  • If you want to customize your trip, we are creative and can give you a unique experience

Our tag line says it all "we do the work… you do the fun"

Want to Select One of Our Trip Packages?

Selecting a trip package is the quickest way to start an adventure!

Come float the historic Harper’s Ferry section of the Potomac and let us paddle YOU down the river.  One of the most beautiful river and mountain vistas on the east coast.  Learn More >

Step back in time, floating the historic and geologically amazing Harper’s Ferry pass through the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Potomac River. Learn More >

If you’re looking for the quietest section of the Shenandoah River,
then you’ve just found it. The riverbanks through this ENTIRE section of river are privately owned, nearly undeveloped, and full of serene pools and wildlife like eagles, otter, heron and osprey.. Learn More >

Memories That Will Last A Lifetime

To us, a great trip means something. It means time with loved ones, avoiding the crowds, and finding that beautiful quiet spot to experience the wild like you never have before. No, we won't stick you on a boat and send you on your way. We handpick every portion of every trip for absolute excellence.
This is a trip you're going to remember.

Call Us: 540-955-7179

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Ashby Gap Adventures

Ashby Gap Adventures is a family-owned, full-service outfitting business based in the Shenandoah Valley. We put together one-of-a-kind floats, customized adventures, and western-style overnight river trips using top notch gear, guides and service on the Mid-Atlantic’s most beautiful rivers.

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Each of our trips starts with a call. Get in touch today!

(+1) 540-955-7179


Have questions? We're here to make your planning painless.